2018 Federal Depository Library Conference

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DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Crystal City, Washington, D.C.
300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia

  • October 22: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • October 23: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • October 24: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This event is free of charge.

Featuring a keynote presentation from:

  • Ms. Kate Zwaard, Director of Digital Strategy, Library of Congress

Join the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Depository Library Council for the largest annual gathering of Federal depository librarians and colleagues in the country. Two and a half days of knowledge, information-sharing, and enrichment await you.

During this free event:

  • Participate in collaborative, informative, and interactive sessions presented by the DLC, GPO, other Federal agencies, and depository library staff.
  • Network with GPO staff and fellow depository librarians from across the Nation.
  • Explore interesting posters, and interact with their creators.
  • Learn about field-related tools and resources through interactive demonstrations at our vendor tables.
  • Enjoy remarks from GPO’s Director and Superintendent of Documents.
  • Take part in our FDLP social media photo booth.

Follow the FDL Conference on Twitter

Follow along with GPO and event attendees via our Twitter feed. Share your updates and photos using the hashtag #FDLConference.

Lodging and Event Venue

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Crystal City, Washington, D.C.
300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia

Reserve your room today at the event venue for the discounted rate of $251.00 per night (single or double), plus 13.25% tax*. The DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton is conveniently located within three blocks of the Pentagon City Metro Station. WiFi is available throughout the hotel, including session rooms.

*Rates are subject to change based on fluctuations in the Federal Government travel per diem rate. Registrants will be charged the prevailing Government rate at the time of the conference, regardless of the date of their registration.

Tips for Conference Success

Read GPO’s Tips for Conference Success – what to do before, during, and after the event to get the most out of your conference experience.

Washington, D.C. Tourist Information

Washington D.C., Convention and Visitors Bureau
National Park Service, District of Columbia

Interested in participating as a presenter? Read our Presenter Information Sheet for access to information about event attendees, the various ways you can participate as a presenter, and presenter logistics.



Enhance your knowledge of Federal Government information through the FDLP Academy.

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